Moo Brew said they’d never make an IPA, now they’ve brewed one of Australia’s best
22.05.2020

Moo Brew said they’d never make an IPA, now they’ve brewed one of Australia’s best

Photo by MONA/Jesse Hunniford
Words by Kate Streader

It was originally a limited release, but then it became popular.

The founder of both Tasmania’s Moo Brew and Museum of Old and New Art, David Walsh, isn’t a fan of IPAs. In fact, despite growing Moo Brew into the island’s largest craft brewery, Walsh vowed to never make an IPA.

Even Moo Brew’s head brewer, Dave Macgill – a bonafide IPA fanatic, mind you – happily agreed, having always been of the opinion that there were too many IPAs out there. Then the ‘what if’s’ crept in.

So, Moo Brew dipped its toe in with a Limited Release IPA and made Walsh drink it. Not only did he not fire his brewers for breaking his golden rule, the limited run proved the IPA was a hit and it was added to Moo Brew’s core range.

A “heavy-hopperised” beast with fruit-driven notes and a piny, resinous backbone, the Moo Brew’s IPA manages to stand out even in the oversaturated market. With a 6.66% alc/vol and a balanced blend of specialty malts, it’s no wonder this brew won over an adamant anti-IPAer.

Order online or find your nearest stockist by visiting the Moo Brew website